Sidebar: National Chemistry Week 2014

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Next week, from Sunday, October 19, 2014 to Saturday, October 25, 2014, is National Chemistry Week.

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The theme for 2014 is “The Sweet Side of Chemistry,” a perfect theme for the days leading up to Halloween.

Have you ever wondered what kind of jobs chemists have? Here are three videos from the American Chemical Society that might give you some new ideas.

The Chemistry of Hershey’s shows what goes on behind the scene in the chemistry labs at Hershey’s. Researcher Paula Gibson says there isn’t a “typical day” and she advises that scientists should not be afraid of failure, although they just might have to eat their failures.

Candy Chemistry with Rich Hartel, Ph.D. discusses how the chemical properties of sugar helps define the products that can be made. Peeps jousting anyone?

Ice Cream Chemistry reveals that a job in food science can make you a lot of friends!

Chemistry can take you more places that you might have realized!

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